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The Great Gatsby The novel The great Gatsby is written around the 1920s when the American dream was every mans dream Gatsby is a quintessential example of the American dream a self-made businessman and entrepreneur His wealth made evident through his elaborate parties at his mansion in West egg near New York The question is is it his success as a businessman and adventurer what makes him great or does it lie a lot deeper than that Throughout the story Gatsby has his affections set on a girl who has been his one true love called Daisy Despite Gatsbys many attempts to gain her affections she always seems to have her affections directed elsewhere The problem was Gatsby was always putting up a front to impress daisy with fast cars planes and boats Which were the very thing that Gatsby had earned his reputation for that and his parties The problem with Gatsbys strategy prior to the arrival of Nick was Daisy never attended any of Gatsbys many parties which could have been for many reasons but also because she lived in the more fashionable East egg directly opposite west but over an expanse of water The docks at the backs of the houses in each district had lights on the ends of them Daisys light was green and it says at the very end of the book Gatsby believed in the green light the orgastic future that year by year recedes before us I think that part of his failing with daisy was his apparent obsession with her If he hadnt been so obsessive he may have appealed to her more This became more evident as the time line of the book progressed with the parties where Gatsby would just sit in a corner all night or upstairs in his mansion All he would do is wait in the hope that one day Daisy would decide to come along Until
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